Meet the Writers 2022

Here you find listings of our 2022 Children and YA writers.

Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay

Children, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, West Cork, Young Adults

Alex Barclay is the award-winning author of several bestselling thrillers. She studied journalism in college and went on to work...

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Gráinne Clear

Gráinne Clear

Editor, Professional Development, Publisher

Gráinne Clear is a Senior Commissioning Editor at Walker Books. Before this she was Publishing Manager and Art Director at...

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Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty

Children, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Shane Hegarty is the author of The Shop of Impossible Ice-Creams which will be published by Hachette Children’s in June...

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Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Irish Writing, Professional Development, Young Adults

Dave Lordan is widely acknowledged as one of Ireland's leading contemporary poets, essayists and literary thinkers. He is a renowned...

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Aoife Murray

Aoife Murray

Children, Professional Development

Aoife Murray holds an MPhil in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. She has worked at Children’s Books Ireland since 2011...

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E.R. Murray

E.R. Murray

Irish Writing, Professional Development, West Cork, Young Adults

Elizabeth Rose Murray writes novels for children and young adults and short fiction. Her books include The Book of Learning – Nine...

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Áine Ní Ghlinn

Áine Ní Ghlinn

Children, Irish Language, Poetry

Áine Ní Ghlinn is the sixth Laureate na nÓg (Ireland’s Children’s Literature Laureate). She is the first author writing exclusively...

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Caroline O’Donoghue

Caroline O’Donoghue

Cork, Irish Writing, Young Adults

Caroline O’Donoghue is an novelist and podcaster who is originally from Cork. She has published two adult novels, Promising Young...

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Deirdre Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan

Fiction, Irish Writing, Short Stories

Deirdre Sullivan is a writer and teacher from Galway. She has written seven acclaimed books for young adults, including Savage...

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Mary Watson

Mary Watson

Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, Young Adults

Mary Watson grew up in Cape Town during the apartheid years and did her Masters in Creative Writing with André...

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Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb

Children, Irish Writing, Professional Development

Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer and creative writing teacher. She runs creative writing clubs for children and reviews...

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Sasha de Buyl

Sasha de Buyl

Interviewer

Sasha de Buyl is the Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. She has worked for over ten years...

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